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senator wendy davis rocketed to national prominence in june after she temporarily derailed a republican bill to impose tough new restrictions on abortions. >> laws are to create justice for all. >> we also received this written testimony. >> there is a medical necessity. women need timely access. >> woodruff: davis's 11-hour filibuster made her an instant hit in her party, and in october, she declared for governor. since then, she's faced scrutiny after parts of her personal story turned out to be inaccurate. texas voters also choose u.s. senate nominees tomorrow. incumbent republican john cornyn is expected to defeat a primary challenge by tea party congressman steve stockman. cornyn will also be favored in the general election. and in the governor's race, a recent university of texas-texas tribune poll gives abbott the lead over davis in november. >> woodruff: we take a closer look at the gubernatorial battle in the lone star state with wayne slater, senior political writer for the dallas morning news. wayne, welcome back to the program. tell us a little bit more about this governor'
on his tuesday and one candidate is really sticking out. democratic state senator wendy davis gained national attention when she staged a one-woman filibuster for abortion rights. brandon has her story. >> reporter: democratic texas state senator wendy davis stages an 11-hour fill bust tore protect abortion rights last summer. her activity sparked a movement for women and mena cross the state. >> you all have inspired every member in the senate democratic caucus. >> reporter: ride that go momentum she threw her hat in the ring to become texas governor. >> i am proud to announce my candidacy to the fourth eight governor of this great state. >> reporter: she has gotten attention nationwide. 27% of funds she raised last month came from outside the texas compared to abbott's 2%, still some political strategists say it ma may not be enough. hal explains the democratic hopes of turning the state purple any time soon is wishful thinking. >> the problem that she has really is that texas is currently a conservative state. even if you think it's headed toward a competitive state, make a democr
is certainly standing out. state senator wendy davis gained national attention when she staged a filibuster on abortion right. >> to protection abortion rights last summer. her activities sparked a movement for women and men across the state. >> you all have inspired every member in the senate democratic caucus. >> the honorable wendy davis. >> riding that momentum, davis took that hat in the ring to become texas governor. >> i proudly announce my candidacy -- >> 27% of funds she raised last month came from outside of texas compared to abbott's 2%, still some political strategists say it pay not be enough. cal gilson is a political scientist and professor at smu. >> the problem she has really is texas is currently a conservative state even though you think it's headed to a competitive state, a democratic state 20, 25 years from now. >> davis advocates for improved educational priorities. >> by the time i was 19 i was heading for a divorce living in my tiny trailer with my daughter amber. >> she really didn't divorce until the age of 21 and released a web video portraying the state senator a
attorney general gray abbott and likely democratic opponent wendy davis are running with nominal opposition. they're using today's primary to kickoff their gubernato are. ial campaigns. the real test of the establishment versus the tea party, three republicans are taking on the incumbent, david dewhurst, lane commissioner jerry patterson. they believe he is beatable, especially after he lost the campaign against senator ted cruz. >> the office of the governor is supposedly the most powerful in the state and a republican has held it over a decade. why haven't the issues of border secure, debt and real tax relief passed? >> dewhurst thanked the obama administration for federal stimulus money. dewhurst owes staff over $1 million and won't pay his bills. >> i'm running for lieutenant governor because there's a vacuum of leadership in austin. texas needs real conservative leadership. >> with a runoff almost certain in that lg race, dewhurst, dan patrick running second in many polls, has been a target of jerry patterson, who hired a private investigator, who claimed he he hire d them while in the
. primary colors, voters head to the polls in the lone star state. gubernatorial candidate wendy davis is already looking ahead to november and the third wheel in the race, ted nugent. >> we're all responsible for our actions and he has reflected by associating himself with a person like ted nugent, what his values really are. >>> oscar pistorius breaks down in court during day two in the murder trial of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. the victim's mother speaks out about seeing the blade runner face to face for first time in court. >> i wanted to see oscar face to face and that he would know that i was there. and i can't explain to you why but that is the reason. >>> good day, i'm chris matthews in for andrea mitchell. >>> describing ukraine's political crisis as a result of a constitutional coup. >>> the president was also asked about putin's statements and said this. >> there is a strong believe that russia aegs action is violating international law. >> andrea mitchell joins me by phone in kiev with the secretary of state. andrea, thank you. you just saw the press conference. what
there and give you a sneak peek at our exclusive with texas's wendy davis. stay tuned forehead lines. >> the ukrainian prime minister says we're on the brink of disaster. >> secretary of state john kerry calls it an invasion. >> are you willing to show solidarity with the ukrainians. >> absolutely. >> this is a conversation about obama's leadership pure and simple. >> we have a weak and indecisive president. >> president obama needs to do something. >> i would hope americans would focus on condemning the actions of putin. >> winter showing no signs of slowing down. >> this is part of a massive storm system. >> approaching 5 feet of snow. i'm tired and it's in march. >> dramatic testimony on day one of the oscar pistorius murder trial in south africa. >> a tragic mistake driven by his fear of crime and vulnerability. >> and the oscar goes to -- "12 years a slave". >> no matter where you're from, your dreams are valid. >> look at us. >> ready? >> today the tug of war over ukraine continues and international stability could hang in the balance. it is three days into what the white house
in several states. the most high-profile race is in texas. state senator wendy davis is expected to grab the democratic nomination for governor. >>> it is fat tuesday, annual mardi gras parade bourbon street already packed with partier s partiers. >>> bill gates once again is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion. >>> national corvette museum has begun removing the eight corvettes that fell into a 40-foot wide sinkhole. >> all that -- >> a couple of plows demonstrating what i -- >> ooh! >> what i said hitting us. all right. there you go. >>> 7 of 7. can he do it again? >> yes! the highest scoring game in history, lebron's 61. >> and all that matters. >> controversial toronto mayor rob ford made an unexpected stop. >> i heard you dressed like a magician. >> on "cbs this morning." >> bonjourno. >> in a speech pop francis accidentally said the "f" word in italian. when told about his mistake, the pope said no [ bleep ] [ laughter ] >> announcer: presented by toyota. let's go places. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, nor w
. >> politics in my home state of texas just got even more interesting. democrat wendy davis has become the first gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. what are her chances of winning? >> a lot of texas democrats see some hope here, in that even if she doesn't win -- it's still early. we'll see. the idea is that she's helping to shake the trees for democrats in texas, trying to get new people motivated and registered and maybe even helping candidates down ballot, city races, county judge races, the idea that this will set the party up for even more wins. it's in those coming cycles that demographers really believe the state will start turning purple, if not blue. she has some structural disadvantages but in the long term this could help the party revive itself. >> i definitely want to get to this before i let you go. >> sure. >> george p. bush, son of former governor jeb bush, does he have a shot at furthering his family's political dynasty, if you will? >> absolutely. 37-year-old. he is really the embodiment of what both parties are now looking for in texas in the future. a guy w
on state senator wendy davis. she called her opponent defender of status quo. >> i'm ready to fight for you and to fight for every hardworking texan a across the state. >> another member of the bush family begins his political career with a win. george p bush, former son of jeb bush. one lieutenant governor dewhurst and the oldest serving member of the house is fighting for his job. 90-year-old republican paul talked here. his challenger said he spent too much time in d.c. >>> what would be the nation's strongest abortion bill has passed the house. the state house voted 73-29 in favor of the measure. the bill heads to the senate three other restrictions. if signed into law, alabama would join other states with the strongest bills. >>> now to two top democrats over odds in ruling favor over same sex marriage. the governor does not support same sex marriage and is hiring outside lawyers to fight that decision. he's at odds with the attorney general who refused to appeal the decision calling it discrimination. >> this issue is really larger than any single person. it's about placing people ove
can follow us on twitter. >>> the votes have been counted in texas, wendy davis will face republican greg abbott. abbott has come under fire for campaigning with rock star ted nugent. >>> the state house with vote on a water protection spill in west virginia. robert and i have in charleston, and what does this bill specifically propose? >> reporter: del, it's been a long few days for the politicians here in west virginia, the bill went through the judiciary committee over the weekend, and then it hit the finance committee and sort of came to a bit of a halt, but basically it proposes that all above storage chemical tanks here in the state will be due to yearly inspections. there were a couple of things that were stripped that are a bit of controversy here right now. the finance committee removed long-term medical monitoring, which was a major thing that environmentalists, and citizens wanted, because they just weren't sure as to what the long-term effects of the chemicals that were spilled were. and early-warning system detection of chemicals into the river or water supply has always
. >> and the showdown in the great state of texas. democrat wendy davis will take on republican greg abbott in the race for governor. our first read team says primary night was a good night for establishment republicans, not so much for the tea party. mark murray will join us and we'll get mark's insight on the explosive exchange between elijah cummings and darrell issa that we just witnessed on the hill. join the conversation. what do you think of this moment? we'll play a bit more of what happened during that hearing. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you're watching one of the biggest financial services companies in the country at work. hey. thanks for coming over. hey. [ male announcer ] how did it come to be? yours? ah. not anymore. it's a very short story. come on in. [ male announcer ] by meeting you more than halfway. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. on expedia you can book any flight, car and hotel together to save even more. plus, get an extra $100 when you build your custom trip. expedia, find yours. yeah... try new alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heartburn and taste awes
have a good candidate. >> that candidate is state senator wendy davis who came to fame last year for her 11-hour filibuster of texas' new abortion law. she faces just one opponent in today's primary, and the latest ut texas tribune poll shows her with an 87% advantage. her battle will be squaring off against her republican challenger, current state attorney general greg abbott. according to real clear politics which calculates the average of public polls, abbott leads davis by more than 11 points in a general election matchup. he is up against three opponents in the primary, but polls show him with 90% support. >> they're going to win their primaries and they're going to have a straight shot at the general election. and both of them will have enough funds to make their case. >> voters are also picking their candidates for u.s. senate. republican incumbent senator john corner is seeking re-election. facing a field of seven other challengers, though he's leading and should avoid a run-off. on the democratic side, former congressional candidate keisha rogers is the front runner acco
will face off against wendy davis, widely expected to win the democratic primary. she, by the way, is the first female gubnatoril nominee since ann richards in '94. >> kentucky's top. the state's attorney general, the number 2 refused to file an appeal. as erika pitzy shows us seven tones general have taken similar steams. >> jack conway choked tears as he explained why he would not represent the state in its appeal to defend a ban on same-sex marriage. >> the final analysis, i had to make a decision i could be proud of. for me now, and for my daughter's judgment in the future. >> his decision is at odd's with steve bashear but his stanchion is in line with a february decision from u.s. district judge john hayburn who called kentucky's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional because it treated gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them. the governor is appealing that position saying he would hire other counsel to represent it in this case though he added same-sex marriage in states should be ultimately decided by the u.s. supreme court in order to bring fina
it raised to $10.10 an hour. this comes a day after the budget. >>> texas state senator wendy davis becoming the first female nominee for governor in texas since ann richards. she'll now face texas attorney general greg abbott who won the republican nomination. also george p. bush taking the republican case for texas land commissioner and john cornyn turning back a tea party challenge. >>> in hillary clinton decides to run in 2016, a new poll finds she may have support from a somewhat unlikely group, republicans. 8% of republicans said there is a good chance they would vote for her. 8%. 17% says there was some chance they would vote for her. 74% says, no chance at all. mrs. clinton will speak to cleej students at an event at ucla today. >>> a woman was killed in a huge gas leak and explosion in new jersey. they were unable to identify the woman found near a car. seven other people were injured in the accident. dozens of homes were damaged. >>> so an asteroid is on the way and it's going to pass closer to earth than the moon. it's going to happen today around 4:00 p.m. eastern. experts say it
this year and on one hand, wendy davis is sparking a lot of national interest, raising a lot in the gubernatorial race, yet you were telling me, the party is still not a strong party in the state of texas if its u.s. senate nominee is going to end up being a leroux. the fact they have to fight and spend money from getting the nomination, that's what parties that have no chance in a state have to do. >> look, this is a fluke. we didn't get anybody well known to run for the senate. there's a woman with a short last name, she wants to impeach the president. we're working hard, the party is working hard to make sure she's not the nominee, but look at the governor's race, we're going to have the first really well funded candidate in a long time. i think she's got a shot. it's a self fulfilling prophesy we can't win if we don't run. we have a good candidate, we have to run. >> senator, you eluded to it a minute ago about the future of the republicans, and that is, here's a state that demographically if democrats do register a lot of these unregistered voters that are hispanics, you
in their primaries. gregg abbott and democrat state senator wendy davis will face off in november to replace governor rick perry. both of them making remarks. >> the blending of cultures in the lone star state works. we are one people, we are all texans. >> gregg abbott wants to dictate for tall women including victims of rape or insist the decisions they d rape or incest the decisions they should make. martha: . john cornyn won his race by a big margin. a massive explosion completely leafleaf d completely levels a o complex. gregg: a distraught mom drives a minivan into the ocean with her three young kid inside. martha: mitt romney's warningsis about russia were laughed out during the presidential campaign. including the president himself. but did he have it rate? >> there are moments i look down and shake my head and say i can't believe we lost to these guys. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. gregg: one person is dead after a massive explosion in new jersey. it was a con
and yet the attacks on her are about her former husband's infidelity. you have a wendy davis running, for goodness sakes to be the governor of the state of texas and the question is whether or not she was a good enough mother or she's being called abortion barbie by her detractors. those are the consequences about not having women make the decisions about what to cover. >> absolutely. i think it's deep and it's stereotypical. i think in a way many of the men who are in power now were raised by women and that was the last time they saw a powerful woman. so when they see another one, they feel they've been regressed to 8, you know? >> yeah. let me ask you for some sort of forward leaning steps. what do you think will begin to change this situation? it's a really dismal situation we find in 2014? >> well, again, i think it comes from everywhere. you know, the question is not what we should do, but that we should do whatever we can. nonetheless, i think the gender gap and the race gap in voting is huge. i mean, say in arizona now the question is what the governor is going to do next. she
against women. wendyect example was the davis filibustering texas. wendy davis is now going to become the democratic governor candidate for governor. on the floor and filibustered a bill, but we never hear what the bill was. stop abortionto after 20 weeks. wendy davis was attacking the republican war on women. thatendures a couple angers many republicans, and they want to lash out. rand paul was tempted to say that if we are going to talk about the mythical war on women, what about the actual record or bill clinton? i do not think that is going to play as a political issue in the reality. remember, in the video , they say theoned hell are you clinton should be judged on her record. she has been in public life long enough that her record is very varied. there were a lot of scandals of the clinton years. there was filegate, a lot of fbi files wandered over to the white house. beingork we did after accused unfairly of crimes at the white house. there was the health care tax force, that was recently being hidden from the public despite being available at the clinton library. there are man
. featuring wendy davis and republican greg abbott. both are expected to get their party's nomination, but did you know had? there is a bush on the ballot there? george p. bush, the son of jeb bush and the nephew of former president george w. bush, is now running for land commissioner. the senate seat also up for grabs in that state. >>> a dramatic rescue, playing out in portland, oregon action when a utility worker gets trapped in the trenches. emergency crews pulling out the worker after he was buried at the bottom of a 12-foot hole for nearly four hours. he was 21-years-old and two other men were working alongside him in that sewer line trench when it collapsed. the other two escaped and began digging him out. >> never seen or been around anything like that. he's very religious guy and he was shouting prayers. >> that worker is now hospitalized in serious condition. >>> and a collector for bet. rescued in kentucky. take a look. >> remember the story we had told you about not long ago when there was that collapse in the ground there? all those corvettes in kentucky collapsed into the ground.
: the decision is pretty much over. willbbott and wendy davis win easily the nominations but there are ballot races that are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters, who are quite conservative. if you are here in austin or fullon, your television is of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate to agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things, and one is a bible, one is a gun and an assurance they do not like barack obama. ont is really the message the republican side. the other headline is at the national level. that is john cornyn, incumbent u.s. senator is being challenged by a number of republicans, including steve stockman, who ad sort -- had hoped to be strong tea party challenger and part of the national effort in many states, missouri and kansas and elsewhere, to challenge candidates.publican seem tolenge does not have gone very well. he has been hurt
gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994. >> i'm ready to fight for you and fight for every hard-working texan across the state. >> i need you on my side all the way to november the 4th, when we declare victory was the next governor for the great state of texas. >> and in the texas senate race incumbent republican breezed through the election. they easily beat tea party congressman. they called the win a victory for the full spectrum. >> as seep and suspected, texas continued to be practical. they are looking for solutions, not just speeches. >> stackman's last-minute decision grabbed national attention, but he ran a campaign seen as lacklustre. he'll face democratic nominee in november. >> the coast guard is trying to get the great lakes ready for spring, sending ice cutters into the water to prepare for the shipping season starting near the end of the month. 90% of the great lakes are covered in ice. lake superior is at 95%, the most it has seen in two decade. torrentia
wendy davis will face off against republican attorney general greg abbott. both will replace governor rick perry. john cornyn avoiding a runoff with tea party challenger. cornyn's democratic challenger will run off in may. george p. bush, winning republican nomination for state land commissioner. still to come this month, voters go to the polls in illinois and april 1st, d.c. holds its primary. things really get rolling in may where we see primaries in 11 different states. >> fox news alert now. russian defense forces surrounding ukrainian troops in crimea. armed men surrounding the u.n. secretary-general's representative there. john kerry goes head-to-head against russian foreign minister sergey lavrov right now. they are trying to find a peaceful solution to the standoff. kerry and lavrov are meeting alone. here at home defense secretary chuck hagel says they are ramping up a joint training exercise in neighboring poland. he plans to speak with his ukrainian counterpart later today. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live at white house. one of our big stories today, ed. we
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